Hello people I really need your help I am selling my condo ( fully paid of ) , but I also own some money for assessment ( 3 months ) . Can you tell me , do I have to pay that amount for assessment before closing or I can make a payment from the m...
You must pay off assessments that are due as of closing because you will need what is called a "paid assessment letter" from the association in order to close. You may NOT be able to get the association to issue the letter without payment unless you arrange for this in advance with them so that they are paid with closing proceeds. Chicago closings are especially complicated because of additional requirements. Hire an attorney; the attorney can also be paid from closing proceeds.See question
Land is used for hunting
If the land has been used for hunting for a long enough time there must have been some routes to get onto it. If so they may be "prescriptive easements" meaning they just happened over time and the owner failed to keep people out. An ALTA survey with proper "Table A' items added may provide some evidence of the existence of prescriptive easement. Aerial photos may also. But they're not conclusive and the burden would be on you to show they exist, and that could cause some disagreements.... If you want something more formal and don't want a possible fight, you'd have to contact one of the surrounding landowners -- in Illinois there is no "right" to an easement for access to landlocked land.See question
If a landlord buys an apartment building from another management company and there were liability issues prior to the sell and those same liability sustain after the sell is the new landlord responsible for repair? Supporting statute or law?
As a separate issue, if the new owner was not made aware of a prior liability issue that is an 'unreasonable risk' but after purchasing the building becomes aware of one, then the new owner is on notice and may be liable to repair the problem. If you can prove the new owner was actually aware of an existing liability problem at the time of purchase, then if the liability problem constitutes an 'unreasonable risk' the new owner would be responsible for fixing it. Then again, if it is in an apartment and the lease makes the tenant responsible for the repair, that may be a completely different issue.See question
I live in a condominium with 100 owners. Is there minimum number of condominium board as per the Condo Act?
Attorney Goldstein is right - the Condo Act says whatever is in the bylaws of the association governs, and the number of owners is irrelevant. However, from a practical standpoint, most declarations have at least 3 board members because many decisions under the Act must be by a "majority" and any board with less than 3 members would effectively require complete agreement. This can a problem for small associations (2-3 unit buildings in particular), but should not have been for yours. But if you have concerns that the board is too small or too big, or what a majority is, and so forth, you may just have to have an attorney look at it.See question
My fee agreement with my attorney is 33.333% contigent upon winning. I recently contacted my attorney to update him on my medical treatment and I was told that my case has been passed to a paralegal. My question is if I should be paying th...
Your fee agreement should mention who (or what kind of professionals) will be working on your case. Often fee agreements refer to staff and others; some do specify paralegals and others. You should read your fee agreement. In any event the attorney is the one licensed and responsible for the work, not the paralegal.See question
I just moved in to a condo unit, and downstairs unit has complained water leak from my unit. There were large amount of water in their bedroom carpet next to bathroom. Janitor thinks leak is from my bathtub drain, and might caused from not prop...
I think you keep asking the same question. Time to have an attorney review the relevant condo docs and get the particulars of the situation. During one exchange you said this involved a tub liner.See question
Does a non for profit corporation purchasing a property have to pay any of the transfer taxes for local, county, and state or is there an exemption?
Illinois exempts from payment of transfer taxes transfers to certain tax exempt entities (among others charities). County and local ordinances tend to follow the State's exemptions. But whether the buyer qualifies is a separate question. If you're negotiating a contract, this is the time to involve an attorney who can assist with questions like this.See question
I had a foreclosure 3 years ago and ended up with a judgment. There has been no collection action yet. I'd like to know how long does the lender have to file for deficiency.
Simple. Judgments can go on and be revived every 7 years. In the interim statutory interest accrues if that was included in the judgment. Presently that is 9%.See question
I live in a university dormitory, in which I have three other roommates. My immediate roommate, with whom I have to share a bathroom, is a drug-addict. The front doors of the dormitory all state that the dorm is "Tobacco free." However, my drug-ad...
What is your goal? Move out? Get the addict out? First decide that. If the former you may be able to move. If the latter, you will need to contact university authorities. If you have suffered from health issues you are also responsible to remove yourself from the situation upon properly notifying the school. You can't just continue to let it affect you after you know it is affecting you. Until the school knows there is a violation and is given the opportunity to enforce their rules, all signs are just that.See question
I just moved to a new condo. My neighbor unit below complained large amount of water came from our bathroom to their bathroom, hallway, and bedroom adjacent to the bathroom. Janitor thinks it's my bathtub drain. (I did not remodel bathtub previous...
Newer declarations make a distinction between "common elements" ("CEs", typically in your case pipes that serve ALL units) and "limited common elements" ("LCEs" which serve one or more but not all units). Older declarations I've seen only define "CEs". So that first must be reviewed. If the declaration has both CE and LCE definitions, your drain may be an LCE. The next step is to examine the declaration as to who is responsible for LCEs. Typically unit owners are responsible. Otherwise I agree with most of the other responders.See question